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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1180 on: November 19, 2012, 03:04:42 PM »
Thanks. Went there, te sandwich was good, but very cheap on them meat. For 74 shekel on a sandwich it should be overstuffed. We had 2 in our party that ordered it, sent back a half that literately had 2 thin slices of meat on it, and they out a new full sandwich ( also very skimpy on the meat).
Sad.  It did not used to be ('07-'09) skimpy on the meat.
Maybe ask how much they would charge for double meat a la Subway :D
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1181 on: November 19, 2012, 04:46:29 PM »
Sad.  It did not used to be ('07-'09) skimpy on the meat.
Maybe ask how much they would charge for double meat a la Subway :D

If you do, make sure you find a server whose brain is capable of handling that concept, or her head will implode.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1182 on: November 20, 2012, 04:45:15 AM »
Sad.  It did not used to be ('07-'09) skimpy on the meat.
Maybe ask how much they would charge for double meat a la Subway :D

I too had the sandwich a bunch of times over the years. It seems to me that ever since they rebranded themselves Rimon Bistro many thing have changed, including the Philly Sandwich. They now serve a few really thin slices of Entrocote  on a small bun. It used to be this Goliath of a sandwich stuffed with thick pieces of steak smothered in BBQ sauce. Now the steak is seared and served sans sauce. It is served closed, on a plate exactly the size of the sandwich (read puny).

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1183 on: November 20, 2012, 05:07:49 AM »
I too had the sandwich a bunch of times over the years. It seems to me that ever since they rebranded themselves Rimon Bistro many thing have changed, including the Philly Sandwich. They now serve a few really thin slices of Entrocote  on a small bun. It used to be this Goliath of a sandwich stuffed with thick pieces of steak smothered in BBQ sauce. Now the steak is seared and served sans sauce. It is served closed, on a plate exactly the size of the sandwich (read puny).

I used to love it, but now its a joke. From one of the best sandwiches to the worst

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1184 on: November 20, 2012, 07:27:35 AM »
they obviously changed chefs. the french fries used to be great but are now terrible

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1185 on: November 20, 2012, 09:03:25 AM »
How's is the dairy restaurant Ticho House? I heard something about an all you can eat buffet on Tuesday night, anybody know more? 

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1186 on: November 20, 2012, 09:08:57 AM »
How's is the dairy restaurant Ticho House? I heard something about an all you can eat buffet on Tuesday night, anybody know more?
 
All you can eat two types of pasta, some salad and cheeses ..... And wine
Went last year was eh IMHO

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1187 on: November 20, 2012, 09:27:24 AM »
 
All you can eat two types of pasta, some salad and cheeses ..... And wine
Went last year was eh IMHO
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1188 on: November 20, 2012, 09:33:46 AM »
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All you can eat two types of pasta, some salad and cheeses ..... And wine
Went last year was eh IMHO

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Went a few weeks ago and was not impressed at all

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1189 on: November 20, 2012, 10:09:24 AM »
I too had the sandwich a bunch of times over the years. It seems to me that ever since they rebranded themselves Rimon Bistro many thing have changed, including the Philly Sandwich. They now serve a few really thin slices of Entrocote  on a small bun. It used to be this Goliath of a sandwich stuffed with thick pieces of steak smothered in BBQ sauce. Now the steak is seared and served sans sauce. It is served closed, on a plate exactly the size of the sandwich (read puny).
I used to love it, but now its a joke. From one of the best sandwiches to the worst
:'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1190 on: November 20, 2012, 01:34:59 PM »
Anyone know anything about rabbanut raishit telaviv?

ETA: It also seems alter native (recco'd by Dan) is also that hasgacha.

ETA(x2): Actually, this may be mehadrin, but it says rabanut raishit  ???

http://www.2eat.co.il/eng/alternative/about_gal.aspx?pid=7520
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1191 on: November 20, 2012, 02:10:22 PM »
Anyone know anything about rabbanut raishit telaviv?

ETA: It also seems alter native (recco'd by Dan) is also that hasgacha.

ETA(x2): Actually, this may be mehadrin, but it says rabanut raishit  ???

http://www.2eat.co.il/eng/alternative/about_gal.aspx?pid=7520
Not familiar with the first hashgacha, but the second one is well respescted
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1192 on: November 20, 2012, 02:13:06 PM »
Anyone know anything about rabbanut raishit telaviv?

ETA: It also seems alter native (recco'd by Dan) is also that hasgacha.

ETA(x2): Actually, this may be mehadrin, but it says rabanut raishit  ???

http://www.2eat.co.il/eng/alternative/about_gal.aspx?pid=7520

Lemme translate that for you: Rabbanut Mehadrin Tel Aviv + Chug Chasam Sofer Petach Tikva (Mehadrin).

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1193 on: November 20, 2012, 02:19:51 PM »
Anyone know anything about rabbanut raishit telaviv?

ETA: It also seems alter native (recco'd by Dan) is also that hasgacha.

ETA(x2): Actually, this may be mehadrin, but it says rabanut raishit  ???

http://www.2eat.co.il/eng/alternative/about_gal.aspx?pid=7520
BTW call to see when they have specials, IIRC there are certain times when you can get a great deal.
For me getting a chunky monkey milkshake was a big treat, but for non-CY folk I'm sure that's run-of-the-mill.

The creme brulee though should be very good as are some of the pasta dishes.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1194 on: November 20, 2012, 03:59:41 PM »
Not familiar with the first hashgacha, but the second one is well respescted
Actually I've heard to the contrary.  I've always heard the chug chatam sofer petach tikva as being possibly 'problematic'.

Tel Aviv on the other hand, certifies very few Mehdrin restaurants.  FWIU/H, the few that they do have are good.  FYI, FWIW at 'Alternative' specifically, the mashgiach is a Chabadnik.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1195 on: November 22, 2012, 03:27:58 AM »
Okay, I finally finished my epic post about the Avis-Lufthansa deal. But I'm afraid I'll kill the restaurant discussion... Should I go for it anyway? :P
restaurant discussion is officially dead.   let's have it... 

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1196 on: November 22, 2012, 05:23:47 AM »
restaurant discussion is officially dead.   let's have it... 
Was all at the DO. You missed it
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1197 on: November 22, 2012, 06:26:52 AM »
Was all at the DO. You missed it
so were pretzels and beer, does that mean i can't eat them anymore?   

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1198 on: November 22, 2012, 06:29:34 AM »
so were pretzels and beer, does that mean i can't eat them anymore?   
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1199 on: November 22, 2012, 06:35:29 AM »
Not the ones that were eaten
so who ate avis?